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NetCDF based data archiving system applied to ITER Fast Plant System Control prototype
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Electronics engineering
Information
Abstract
EURATOM/CIEMAT and Technical University of Madrid (UPM) have been involved in the development of a FPSC [1] (Fast Plant System Control) prototype for ITER, based on PXIe (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation). One of the main focuses of this project has been data acquisition and all the related issues, including scientific data archiving. Additionally, a new data archiving solution has been developed to demonstrate the obtainable performances and possible bottlenecks of scientific data archiving in Fast Plant System Control. The presented system implements a fault tolerant architecture over a GEthernet network where FPSC data are reliably archived on remote, while remaining accessible to be redistributed, within the duration of a pulse. The storing service is supported by a clustering solution to guaranty scalability, so that FPSC management and configuration may be simplified, and a unique view of all archived data provided. All the involved components have been integrated under EPICS [2] (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System), implementing in each case the necessary extensions, state machines and configuration process variables. The prototyped solution is based on the NetCDF-4 [3] and [4] (Network Common Data Format) file format in order to incorporate important features, such as scientific data models support, huge size files management, platform independent codification, or single-writer/multiple-readers concurrency. In this contribution, a complete description of the above mentioned solution is presented, together with the most relevant results of the tests performed, while focusing in the benefits and limitations of the applied technologies.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Fusion Engineering and Design
ISBN
0920-3796
Impact factor JCR
1,49
Impact info
Volume
87
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2012.05.
Journal number
12
From page
2223
To page
2228
Month
DICIEMBRE
Ranking
7/35
Participants
  • Autor: Rodrigo Castro (Asociación EURA>TOM/CIEMAT)
  • Autor: Jesus Vega (Asociación EURATOM/CIEMAT)
  • Autor: Mariano Ruiz Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Guillermo de Arcas Castro (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Lopez Navarro (UPM)
  • Autor: Eduardo Barrera Lopez de Turiso (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Sanz Hernando (UPM)
  • Autor: Bruno Goncalves (IST/IPFN)
  • Autor: Bernardo Carvalho (IST/IPFN)
  • Autor: Nadine Utzel (ITER)
  • Autor: Petri Makijarvi (ITER)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control
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